The Bahamas

At a Glance

U.S. foreign assistance to The Bahamas supports the key goals of improving maritime and border security; bolstering law enforcement and counternarcotics efforts; strengthening the criminal justice system; improving interdiction capabilities; enhancing transparency and the ease of doing business; and promoting energy security. Regional security programs complement bilateral aid, providing further assistance for law enforcement, citizen safety, climate change, and rule-of-law programs. The United States has provided substantial assistance to The Bahamas to support public health and disease mitigation over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years, the United States has also made significant contributions to disaster preparedness and relief efforts in the wake of major storms, in particular the devastating Category 5 Hurricane Dorian that struck The Bahamas in September of 2019.

(Taken from the U.S. State Department's Fact Sheet on U.S. Relations with the Bahamas.)

Funding and Key Indicators

USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

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